The cordial relationship between the United States and Canada is an example of amity.
Origin of amityMiddle English amite ; from Old French amistie ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form amicitas ; from Classical Latin amicus, friend ; from amare, to love
Origin of amityMiddle English amite, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *am&imacron;citas, from Latin am&imacron;cus, friend.
- (formal, literary) friendship. The cooperative and supportive relationship between people, or animals. In this sense, the term connotes a relationship which involves mutual knowledge, esteem, affection, and respect along with a degree of rendering service to friends in times of need or crisis.
- Mutual understanding and a peaceful relationship, especially between nations; peace; accord.
From Old French amitié, from Medieval Latin *amicitas (“friendship”), from Latin amīcus (“friendly, a friend”), from amō (“I love”).